For my card, I went with stark black and white to come up with this:
The chevron panels were made using a stencil and some embossing paste I dyed with Basic Black reinker. I then cut the piece into panels and layered them onto Basic Black.
A very simple card suitable for a masculine birthday card.
Here are a couple of close-ups of the stenciling panels so you can see the dimension and texture.
Thanks for looking. I hope you give my sketch a go - and don't feel obligated to make a square card. This sketch would work just as well on a rectangle card.
Thanks for looking.
Stamps: A Little Birthday Cheer
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Kaisercraft Chevron Stencil, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, Basic Black Reinker, American Crafts Twine